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Subject: Outlaw by Angus Donald
Date Posted: 6/26/2010 5:06 PM ET
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For those of us who love the Stephen Lawhead  "Hood" series, I was wondering if anyone has checked into or read this book. It sounds great and I've ordered it. One reviewer puts it in the Bernard Cornwell "class" - who knows? Just thought that I would ask......

Date Posted: 6/27/2010 9:15 AM ET
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I was in Amazon.com last night and looked up "Outlaw" and I was struck by the fact that the author seems to have painted Robin Hood not as a goody-twoshoes more-sinned-against-than-sinning, but rather as an unrepentant outlaw looking to survive the day.  So that sounds mighty interesting to me.!  Tell us what you think when you get to it, and how it compares with  "HOOD".   And it looks like it's going to be a series, too.

Date Posted: 6/27/2010 10:50 AM ET
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I looked on Amazon as well, Evelina, and this book caught my attention. I will let you know how it goes.

Date Posted: 6/27/2010 12:00 PM ET
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Oh, that does sound good! Another one for my wishlist.

Jeanne, why do you have to keep finding all of these books that I must read? You are killing me! but I like it, lol.

Date Posted: 6/27/2010 12:44 PM ET
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You know, this is my obsession, Valli - finding - no, TRYING to find - those different books that just grab you! What can I say....? wink That is the reason I'm behind on my READING - all that searching, searching! lol

Date Posted: 6/27/2010 10:33 PM ET
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I do the same thing! I bet I spend just as much time looking for new to me books as I do reading the books I already have. Oh, well, it's fun!

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 3:20 PM ET
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If you are a member of Early Reviewers at LT (any member can join), Outlaw is up for grabs.

Date Posted: 3/4/2011 7:42 AM ET
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Yay! I won Outlaw at LT.

Course, I'm up one for the Big Loser contest now.

Like I care. LOL!

Date Posted: 3/4/2011 9:18 AM ET
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Congrats Genie!!

Date Posted: 3/4/2011 9:26 AM ET
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Congrats Genie!!

Ditto. (However, next time, try to win something that's on MY WL so you can post it to me when you're done -- ok?)

Date Posted: 3/4/2011 9:42 AM ET
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Someone (don't remember who) mentioned Outlaw back in December, we were lucky enough to snag it here, through swap, and I read it last month.  It is certainly a more violent, bloodier Robin Hood, but I really enjoyed it.  Told through the voice of Alan Dale.  Kelly mailed it to granddaughter Jennifer (at her request) so it will be awhile before it makes it back to Kelly's TBR.  The sequel is Holy Warrior which is wish listed, and I impatiently await it.

Linda

Date Posted: 3/4/2011 9:59 AM ET
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Woohoo, Genie! Congratulations to you! I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. Rarely do I ever re-read a book, but I've been seriously considering getting these books again (now that I've posted both Outlaw and HW) , but I have to be more realistic. I've decided to just wait for now on the upcoming one- The King's Man. I understand from Angus Donald's website that there will be even more to come! yes

Date Posted: 3/4/2011 3:05 PM ET
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Yay for you, Genie!  I'm glad someone from here won a copy.  And unlike Deb, this one IS on my WL angel

Date Posted: 3/4/2011 3:17 PM ET
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LOL @ Deb and Christa. I'll keep that in mind in the future. wink

Date Posted: 3/4/2011 8:56 PM ET
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Loved Outlaw too and passed it on to someone (don't remember who...maybe Linda and Kelly?).  I'm anxiously awaiting Holy Warrior showing up in my wishlist as well.  I might get frustrated and have to buy it.

Date Posted: 3/5/2011 12:04 AM ET
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To clarify, both Outlaw and Holy Warrior were on my WL, but  my very good, kind, and generous friend Valli has posted them to me and I am eagerly awaiting their arrival.